Dawid Johannes du Plooy

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Dawid Johannes du Plooy

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Bultfontein, OFS, South Africa
Death: April 30, 1946 (69)
Palmietfontein Farm, Chilimanzi, Southern Rhodesia
Place of Burial: Enkeldoorn, Southern Rhodesia
Immediate Family:

Son of Dirk Wouter du Plooy and Maria Margaretha Hamman
Husband of Rachel Elizabeth du Plooy
Father of Dirk Wouter du Plooy; Herman Gerhard du Plooy; Martha Johanna Swartz; Maria Margaretha Steyn; Rachel Elizabeth Cronwright and 2 others
Brother of Johannes Wilhelmus du Plooy; Pieter Hendrik Rudolph du Plooy; Martha Christina Gysbertina du Plooy; Cornelius Michael du Plooy and Dirk Wouter du Plooy
Half brother of Jan Jacobus Botes

Managed by: Anna (Annie) Elizabeth Bekker
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About Dawid Johannes du Plooy

The Whites of Enkeldoorn 1880-1980 is a history of the families of European descent who settled in the area of Enkeldoorn (renamed Chivi) Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Author - Sarel van der Walt.

DU PLOOY Dirk Wouter x Maria Magaretha Hamman (both murdered 1896 during the Mashona War) came from Bultfontein, Orange Free State, travelling by ox wagon. They arrived in 1896. They had 5 sons and 2 daughters.

David was a church counciller all his adult life. He worked as a prison Gaoler at the Enkeldoorn prison till 1908 and then went farming on his own farm Palmietfontein along the Blinkwater road, concentrating on wheat and cattle.

All, except Hermanus Gerhard and David Johannes left the district after leaving school. Hermanus Gerhard worked on the Abercorn Ranch, beyond the Manese Hills, then on Gavunga then Leeufontein before he left the area for Shabani where he lost his eyesight in a war accident. David Johannes farmed on Palmiet Fontein for 1943/1946 till his father died and the farm was sold. He left the area.

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Dawid Johannes du Plooy's Timeline

October 1876
Bultfontein, OFS, South Africa
April 13, 1906
Age 29
March 11, 1908
Age 31
March 31, 1910
Age 33
March 12, 1912
Age 35
July 25, 1914
Age 37
January 7, 1926
Age 49
March 5, 1929
Age 52
Umvuma, Southern Rhodesia
April 30, 1946
Age 69
Chilimanzi, Southern Rhodesia